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Family Support Worker (5474)

Elgin, Moray

Circa £18,300 per annum pro rata

Permanent Part -Time, 22 hrs per week 

 Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

 The role

The IV30 Family Futures service is a person centred, needs led, holistic family support service for children, young people and families across Moray.  The service has a range of services to meet the different needs of families.

This post is a for a Family Support Worker in our Creative Clubhouse Project which is an after-school activity club providing fun activities for primary school aged children. The project will operate evenings, weekends and school holiday periods as well as after school. Our spacious, well equipped premises at Winchester House in Elgin can offer a range of activities including: arts and crafts; music; games; books and more. As a Family Support Worker, you will work directly with children attending the project , undertaking activities and providing a safe space for them to relax and play.

 You will make a difference by:.

Building positive and trusting relationships with children and parents.

-Working with the Family Support Practitioners to ensure the assessment for each child attending the service and prior to support commencing has identified any issues/barriers they may face and how we can support them. Maintain relevant risk assessments and paperwork required in relation to case files and support as required.

-Monitoring children's progress at set intervals and feeding back information to parents where required

-Working with the Family Support Practitioners to organise, devise and plan parenting and family support interventions and programmes content to support parents if required.

-Ensuring compliance with After School standards is maintained at all times

-Maintaining  awareness of Health & Safety regulations at all times to ensure the safety and well being of children and colleagues.

-Completing  all relevant paperwork, case notes and internal databases to set timescales

-Working with the Family Support Practitioners to organise, devise and plan activities for the children attending the project.

 

You will need:

-Experience of facilitating 1-1 and group sessions with children facing multiple barriers.

Have flexibility to working patterns including school holidays, evenings and weekends.

-Knowledge and understanding of the issues and barriers experienced by families. 

-Experience of working with parents and an excellent understanding of issues/concerns affecting parents.

-SVQ 2 Social Care

-The ability to cope under pressure

-Be positive and solution focussed

 

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.

Rewards

We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.


For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For more information, please contact david.simpson@actionforchildren.org.uk.

 We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.


 
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Location
IV30 Family Futures
Winchester House, 1 King Street , Elgin, Scotland, IV30 1EU
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  • Circa:
    £18,300
  • Department/Division:
    Scotland
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Part Time
  • Closing Date:
    2 August 2021
  • Number of Roles:
    1
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